Deb's Vlog

Episode 46 (Parts 1 & 2) – A walk through 3 weeks from completion


So we’re at the pointy end of the project as they say. I’m probably about 3 weeks away from moving in and most of the work is now happening externally.

In the videos below, I give you an overview of my entryway and a progress update of downstairs.

The front entryway has been designed to create interesting textural differences. From walking in:- tiles on ground as a pathway, stairs with formed concrete treads, upwards to timber decking and tiles again at the top landing. There’s nothing simple about this house!

The builders are going to replicate a picket fence design I found on Pinterest. At this stage, no gate. The carport is being finished off with similar detailing to the house for design consistency.

A 4 1/2 m Kentia palm will go in front of the upper front deck, with two smaller ones nearby. The gardeners and landscapers will starting soon, and I can’t wait to see how the landscaping  transformation.

Next up, take a tour of downstairs with me and check out the progress that’s happened over the last two weeks.

My foyer area was originally a bedroom, so I’ve had quite a big space to play with, creating what I plan to be a beautiful, welcoming entrance.

The downstairs guest bathroom is nearly finished. I’ve kept it quite simple but consistent, with the Shaker profile vanity and Caesarstone Cloudburst concrete vanity top. The brick wall you can see outside will be covered in an artificial ivy which will be up-lit at night. Shutters will give some extra privacy.

The laundry is about done. The Caesarstone benchtops continue throughout. I decided on under-cabinet LED strip lighting to create abit of mood. Will just need some music to get some laundry groove on. It’s an unavoidable chore, so there’s no reason your laundry shouldn’t make you as happy as the rest of the house!

At the back, the framework is up for the composite decking. You can see that the fine metal fence at the back was chosen deliberately to visually blend into the background. I can’t wait till the gardeners start on my courtyard next week.

Also just a quick update on my benchtops… the Caesarstone Cloudburst concrete benchtop is along the wall, and my island benchtop is stunning Dogal marble.  The pale grey of the Caesarstone Cloudburst is picked up in the different hues of grey in the marble. They compliment each other beautifully. The Ziptap is installed, cabinetry lighting and of course the black sinks. I’m so happy with the way it’s looking. Love, love, love. Only a few weeks away from final completion! Stay tuned for a more detailed look around my dream kitchen.


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